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Cornell East Asia Series

The Cornell East Asia Series (CEAS) became an imprint of Cornell University Press in July 2019.

Browse CEAS Publications in the CUP Catalog

Housed in the East Asia Program, CEAS is an internationally known, award-winning scholarly press. CEAS publishes on subjects relative to the cultures of East Asia, covering topics in history, culture and society, and translations of literary works. The series produces scholarly monographs, specialized textbooks, and well-integrated edited volumes on China, Japan, and Korea (North and South). We invite authors to submit scholarly monographs, translations of literature, and significant work of literary criticism, social analysis, specialized textbooks, well-integrated volumes of essays. CEAS actively seeks works on translations of modern Japanese poetry. CEAS brings quality scholarship and unique research by authors worldwide to an academic audience and general readers. 

Since its inception in 1973 as a venue for publishing papers in the East Asia Program, the Series has grown into its current status as a publisher with a reputation for quality and specialized academic titles. More than 200 volumes have been published to date, with hundreds of titles in print and dozens of titles available digitally for free through the Cornell University Library.


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Charo B. D'Etcheverry
Celebrating Sorrow explores the medieval Japanese fascination with grief in tributes to The Tale of Sagoromo, the classic story of a young man whose unrequited love for his foster sister leads him…
Elizabeth Oyler and Katherine Saltzman-Li, eds.
Cultural Imprints draws on literary works, artifacts, performing arts, and documents that were created by or about the samurai to examine individual "imprints," traces holding specifically grounded…
Scott Mehl
In The Ends of Meter in Modern Japanese Poetry, Scott Mehl analyzes the complex response of Meiji-era Japanese poets and readers to the challenge introduced by European verse and the resulting…
Roger K. Thomas
Counting Dreams tells the story of Nomura Bōtō, a Buddhist nun, writer, poet, and activist who joined the movement to oppose the Tokugawa Shogunate and restore imperial rule. Banished for her…
KYOKUTEI BAKIN, Translated by Glynne Walley
Kyokutei Bakin's Nansō Satomi hakkenden 南総里見八犬伝 is one of the monuments of Japanese literature. This multigenerational samurai saga was one of the most popular and influential books of the nineteenth…
Ong Soon Keong
Ong Soon Keong explores the unique position of the treaty port Xiamen (Amoy) within the China-Southeast Asia migrant circuit and examines its role in the creation of Chinese diasporas. Coming Home to…
Edited and translated by Wilt L. Idema
The Pitfalls of Piety for Married Women shows how problematic the practice of Buddhist piety could be in late imperial China. Two thematically related "precious scrolls" (baojuan) from the Ming…
From Country to Nation tracks the emergence of the modern Japanese nation in the nineteenth century through the history of some of its local aspirants. It explores how kokugaku (Japan studies)…
Jianjun HE
Spring and Autumn Annals of Wu and Yue is the first complete English translation of Wu Yue Chunqiu, a chronicle of two neighboring states during China's Spring and Autumn period. This collection of…
Arthur M. Mitchell
Disruptions of Daily Life explores the mass media landscape of early twentieth century in order to uncover the subversive societal impact of four major Japanese authors: Tanizaki Jun'ichirō,…
CEAS titles for browsing at the Cornell University Press catalog online.

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Authors, we invite you to submit scholarly monographs, translations of literature, and major work of literary criticism, social analysis, specialized textbooks, well-integrated volumes of essays. We actively seek works on translations of modern Japanese poetry. CEAS invites authors to submit works of the following categories on subjects relative to the cultures of East Asia:

  • Modern Japanese poetry
  • Scholarly monographs
  • Translations of literature
  • Studies and analysis of major works of social criticism
  • Specialized textbooks
  • Well-integrated volumes of essays
  • History
  • Geography
  • Anthropological studies

Visit Cornell Press for submission guidelines.

If after reviewing the work, we find that it is suitable for our series, the manuscript will be sent for peer review. Due to the volume of submissions received and the time necessary to search for a suitable reviewer, we ask for your patience with the review process.

We do not require authors to submit camera-ready copy (CRC) of their book. Authors who wish to submit CRC as a result of complex presentation of materials, fonts, or other issues, should contact CEAS before making a decision to submit CRC.

If submitting a work of translation or if you are using copyrighted material, please be prepared to show that permission has been obtained for use of materials. In the case of translation from a text, please obtain approval from the publisher who printed the original publication. Where permission fees are due, CEAS regrets that we are unable to compensate the author for any fees incurred.

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